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FOX News
Jul 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
shift in 18-month long uprising could be enough to force president aside to use chemical weapons against his own people. speaking to the bbc, he offered no proof to accusations but said he thought the syrian army may have used chemical weapons and would for sure as the conflict worsened. syrian army gunship opened fire. amateur video appeared to show some bomb dropping from a helicopter, moments later, an explosion shook the ground. rebels posted video showing lower right hand corner of the screen, blowing up the check point. and showing continuing to fight despite the constant artillery bombardment by syrian army enforcement. this with the troops and captured personnel carriers, nation of their infantry attack and the fighting in damascus point to the opposition troops emboldened, not scared by u.s. intelligence reports that the syrian army move gas out of store ran for possible attacks in homs. those zillians who survive the fighting cry out in agony. "we have no bread, no water," said this woman amid destruction of a former rebel stronghold. look at my house, she cried. "basha
FOX News
Jul 3, 2012 3:00pm PDT
>> greg: true. >> kimberly: thank you for spending time with us. tune in tomorrow for the fabulous fourth of july special. west point hell cat, dunk tank and wings. you don't want to mess it. see you back here tomorrow. ♪ >> john: another u.s. apology. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> john: good evening. i'm john roberts in for bret baier. pakistan in the seven-month long blockade in the boarder with afghanistan that cost the american taxpayer $2 billion. it took an american apology which the pentagon and the administration have said for months would not be forthcoming. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has details. >> reporter: the apology came from hillary clinton in a phone call to pakistan foreign minister. "we are sorry for the losses suffered by pakistani military. we are committed to working closely to pakistan and afghanistan to prevent this from ever happening again." for seven months, the white house, state department and pentagon said they would not apologize for the cross-border shooting incident on novembe november 26 that left 24 pakistani troops
FOX News
Jul 18, 2012 3:00pm PDT
counter offensive, even using chemical weapons. that could extend the bloodshed quite a bit longer. >> with president assad's whereabouts stale mystery, u.s. officials have begun preparing for post assad era with three aims. first, securing his stock piles of conventional and chemical weapons. but then also determining who the most viable opposition leaders might be. convincing them that america stood with them in their time of struggle with more than just rhetoric. bret? >> bret: james rosen live at the state department tonight. we will head back for breaking details. james. thank you. >> israel is promising a strong response to today's terrorist bombing of a bus, carrying israeli tourists in bulgaria. world affairs contributor dominic di-natale tell us israeli lead error pointing the finger at iran. >> the billowing smoke blackened the sky. the explosion consumed the bus. besides the seven dead, local media say an 11-year-old child and two pregnant women were among more than 30 injured. thaw left the terminal. the bombing believed moments before they boarded. concealed amongst th
FOX News
Jul 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and just do the right thing for people who sent us here to serve. >> today, senator murray suggested if the bush tax cuts expire, then any deal after that would be a tax cut for pro pose sal. and free republicans from the no new taxes penal. the founder of the pledge grover norquist says he expects republicans in the house and senate to continue to abide by it, even if mr. obama is re-elected. bret? >> bret: mike emanuel live on the hill. thank you. >>> mitt romney says president obama is attacking his business record because the president's record is so weak. the attacks have had the republican on the defensive. but tonight, chief washington correspondent james rosen tells us the governor is vowing to start playing offense. >> i think what people accuse you of a crime, you have every reason to go after it pretty hard. i'm going to continue going after him. >> speaking of growing clom more from within the party he toughen up and start throwing punchs on the come pain trail, mitt romney released a web video accusing obama of crass cronyism, rewarding donors with stimulus fun
FOX News
Jul 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
stepping up its attacks on romney's offshore accounts. with vice president biden actually using today's speech to a prominent hispanic group to demand romney release more of his tax returns. >> he wants you to show your papers but he won't show us his. >> it's kind of fascinating. >> while the president pressured the republican opponent in an interview with wnur in new hampshire. what's important is if you are running for president the american people know who you are. and what you have done and that you are an open book. that has been true of every presidential candidate dating all the way back to romney's father. the president's push for more disclosure came three weeks after he invokeed executive privilege to shield attorney general eric holder from turning over more documents in the "fast and furious" scandal. >> bret: ed henry live on the north lawn. thank you. small business owners are more pessimistic than they have been in a while. new survey shows decline in optimism in june. wiping out all positive gains achieved this year. political uncertainty is said to be the primary cause
FOX News
Jul 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler sorts it out for us tonight. >> insisting the one area of the tax policy both parties agree on, president al-balaw oba called for one-year extension of the tax cut for families making less than $150,000 a year. >> let's not hold the economy hostage while we debate merits of another tax out. for the wealthy. >> in a written statement, presumptive nominee mitt romney said of the tax hike that would result for wealthier americans it proves again that the president doesn't have a clue how to get america working again a help the middle class. republicans note the economy is growing slower than it was two years ago. they persuaded mr. obama that allowing even the upper income tax rate to rise and bring it to a halt. >> this president signed the same thing two years ago saying it would make the economy work. >> he got an extension of the payroll tax cut. neither is off the table now. >> the last thing you want to do is raise taxes in the middle of recession. that would suck up and take more demand out of the economy. put businesses
FOX News
Jul 5, 2012 3:00pm PDT
and have no plans to change this, john. >> john: glad you finally cleared that up for us. >> tax versus penalty. >> john: good to see you match. jurorty of economists in the latest "associated press" survey expect the national unemployment rate to stay above 6% for at least four more years. that is the upper reaches of what is considered healthy. the economy with the central message today that the president kicked off the campaign swing through two important battleground states. the chief white house correspondent ed henry is traveling with the president. >> president obama's first campaign bus tour looks like his first two official bus tours. paid for by taxpayers last year. today, the pretty pictures of americana were mixed with punchs at presumptive nominee romney. >> his experience were owning companies that were called pioneers of outsourcing. that is not my phrase. pioneers of outsourcing. my experience has been in saving the american auto industry. >> the attacks on romney may be overshadowed by friday job numbers in june which are coming with big signs on the economy. tod
FOX News
Jul 20, 2012 3:00pm PDT
thank you for joining us. stay with fox for continuing coverage tonight and throughout the weekend. we'll see you on monday. ♪ captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: new details emerging tonight from the horrific midnight movie massacre in colorado. what we know about the suspected shooter at this hour. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. what was supposed to be an evening of comic book fantasy disintegrated in one of the deadliest realities last night in suburban desert. 12 people brutally killed and 59 more hurt when a black-clad gunman opened fire on the crowd in a midnight screening of the new batman movie. officials do not believe it was terrorism. a 24-year-old suspect was arrested outside the theater. correspondent adam housley is also outside the century 16 cineplex in aurora, colorado. good evening, adam. >> reporter: bret, investigators here believe the suspect james holmes acted alone. he was cold, calculated as we walked through the theater. he fired off so many shots. they may not know for days how many he fired ins
FOX News
Jul 19, 2012 3:00pm PDT
[ inaudible ] it's time for this dude to go. >> andrea: well put. thank you. that is it for us on "the five." thank you for watching. we'll see you tomorrow. ♪ ♪ captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. this is the fox news alert. the brutality in syria crossed another deadly line with what is said to be the worst massacre yet in that conflict. syria's friends in high places thwarted the latest attempt to diplomatically end the violence there. the country's president has come out of hiding. chief washington correspondent james rosen has the latest live from the state department. james? >> reporter: bret, good evening. syrian government deployed helicopters and artillery against the rebel opposition. british base human rights group reported 250 casualties. 60% of them civilians. making this is the highest single day death toll in history of the 16-month uprising. from state run television, the first images of syrian president bashar assad since rebel forces assassinated three of his top aids. the occasion was the swearing in of the new
FOX News
Jul 24, 2012 3:00pm PDT
>> it's the galleria mall inflection. >> all right. that's it for us. thanks for watching. we'll see you back here tomorrow. >>> the top democrat on the senate intelligence committee blames president obama's white house for damaging national security leaks. this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier, president obama's white house is under attack from his own party. the democratic chair of the senate intelligence committee blames the obama administration for national security leeks officials say have damaged the country. catherine herridge has our top story. >> taking questions monday, the senior democrat and chair of the senate intelligence committee laid the blame for the national security leaks on 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> i think the white house has to understand that some of this is coming from its ranks. >> reporter: feinstein confirmed the leaks contained in press reports about a cyber attack on iran and double agent in yemen jeopardized human intelligence. >> i can tell you without doubt we've lost assets because of it and that's who was hurt. >> the democra
FOX News
Jul 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
tricky issue for them. john? >> ed henry at the white house for us. thanks. senior political analyst brit hume is here with his thought ox the penalty credit. good evening. >> welcome back. >> thank you. >> the fumblin fumbling in the y camp today explaining the governor's position on the supreme court finding that the healthcare fine is a tax is certainly embarrassing. it will be seen that the governor is unable to use the healthcare tissue his advantage. that doesn't mean that the issue will not work to his advantage anyway. that's because romneycare is unpopular as ever and the president owns it. it is his signature achievement and for much of the first two years he set aside all other priorities including the economy to push it through congress. romney meanwhile has pledged to repeal it. despite the healthcare skeleton in his closet. the question is this. will voters who want to get rid of obamacare, vote for obama because they have misgivings about the romney record on the issue? it's like the economy. democrats take comfort from poles that show people blame president bush for t
FOX News
Jul 31, 2012 6:00pm EDT
willingness to fight with us, stand with us and be our friends in times of crisis. >> reporter: in his university speech, he itemized a few of the world bad actors. >> east of here, people of belarus suffer under oppressive weight of dictatorship. syria killed thousands, the brutal dictator responsible for the lives of thousands of islam people. in latin america, hugo chavez movement characterized by the authoritarianism and repression. in russia, once promised to advances toward a free and open society, have faltered. >> aides on romney's plane tell me he touched down in boston logan effort. before he left warsaw earlier today he said as soon as he gets back on the campaign trail in the u.s. he will go back to drawing the stark contrast with mr. obama, which is romney code for taking the gloves back off an going right at it. bret? >> bret: carl cameron live in warsaw, poland. carl, safe trip home. back at home, the presidential election is 14 weeks from today. 98 days away. that is not a lot of time for president obama to turn around a troubled economy. chief white house correspondent
FOX News
Jul 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
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FOX News
Jul 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
rifles and shells for a 12-gauge shotgun. >> authorities tell us in the apartment they found a batman poster and mask associated with the series and comic book series. we heard from a gun range owner in the area who says james holmes applied to his gun range and it was an odd application. when he called to confirm, the answering machine left a weird message and he put up a red flag but james holmes never showed up to complete the application process. we're told the first funerals are being planned for friday and over the weekend. >> adam housley live in colorado. thank you. >>> the massacre prompted talk about gun control. dug mckelly explains now it's mostly just talk. >> a moment of silence today and reading of victims' names. >> jesse chilldress. >> the senate reconvened for the first time since the massacre. calling for calls to restrict high capacity magazines. >> it's big clips, 100 rounds. you cannot get to him to dislodge the gun because he can fire so rapidly and has so many bullets. >> that kind of magazine jammed during the shooting spree. they're notorious for doing so. fa
FOX News
Jul 17, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. figuring out how to stop them. using chemical versions of them on your own people. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. we begin with the politics and the finances of u.s. national security and global conflict. we have fox team coverage. mike emanuel on capitol hill with former vice president dick cheney warning to lawmakers about massive defense cuts. leland vittert live in jerusalem with speculation that syria's president may be using chemical weapons against rebels. we start off with the national security correspondent jennifer griffin at the pentagon on the latest u.s. move concerning iran. good evening. >> good evening. today, defense department announced unprecedented 20 nation demining military exercise slated for september. it will take place near but not in the strait of hormuz. according to u.s. central command. >> this is not an exercise that is aimed to deliver a message to iran. this is exercise designed to within this multinational forum, increase our capabilities and cooperation. >> not only is the pentagon deploying the us
FOX News
Jul 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. pakistanis close the c.i.a. air base used for drone strikes and demanded $5,000 per vehicle that passed through the border. so what changed? pakistani dropped fees for each truck passing through the border and the u.s. apologize u.s. apologized. some say pakistan gained more from the break through. >> it has been able to obtain the u.s. apology, obtain that relations have improved between the two countries without takes those difficult steps of going after the sanctuary, getting the taliban to play a positive role of reconciliation talks. >> pakistan new prime minister indicated another motivation for opening the supply line. the exit of the u.s. forces from afghanistan. he said in a statement today. >> john: what else request fig do pakistanis get for opening up supply route? >> $1.1 billion in combat support funds that the u.s. frozen and will now process. pakistan's ambassador insisted the agreement to reopen borders was not part of a transaction but the pakistanis will gain more than a billion dollars. >> john: jennifer griffin for us at the pentagon. thanks. iran claims it test fir
FOX News
Jul 10, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. >> in the battleground state, romney used the first town hall style meeting since may to blast president for proposing extension of the bush era income tax cut for individuals earning ove over $250,000. >> he announced a massive tax increase. >> he ridiculed mr. obama as liberal reactionary whose response to last week's dismal job report is propose tax hikes this week to kill the anemic recovery. >> the very idea of raising taxes on mall business and job creators at the time we need more jobs is the sort of thing only extreme liberal could come up with. >> romney spoke at a high school where the president visited three years ago. colorado has 9% unemployment. point higher than the 8.2% national rate. in iowa today, mr. obama ignored romney's call for tax cuts for everyone, to accuse the right of favoring only the rich. >> they want more tax cut for wealthiest americans on top of the existing bush tax cuts. they want to give $5 trillion more in tax cuts. that fight is a big part of what the election is about. >> president's attempt to brand romney out of touch raider for working at bain c
FOX News
Jul 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
troubles with the summer games in london. carl cameron tells us such pronouncements are not the britt's cup of tea. >> mitt romney and david cameron met at number 10 downing street. >> it's 1200 people that have seen the torch and meant to go within a mile of 95% of the country. that would be a challenge in the states but in uk, we justify that. >> the night before, romney called news stories about logistical problems disconcerting. >> stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials. that obviously is not something which is encouraging. >> asked about that, cameron to some took a shot at the olympics romney ran in salt lake city, utah. >> we're holding an olympic games in one of the busiest, most bustling cities in the world. it's easier if you hold them in the middle of no wear. >> romney special mentioned bury ma where he saw six lane house with no cars. after meeting cameron, romney tried to lay it to rest. >> there are always a few small things that end up going not quite right in the first day. >> lo
FOX News
Jul 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
reiterate they are searing temperatures in the national mall. and has an update for us ahead of tonight's big bash. how is it looking out there, steve? >> reporter: hi, john. 98-degrees. for warm here. unlike years past few people chose to make a long day of it out here at the mall. apparently choosing instead to stay away until later when it might cool off a little bit. earlier today, in spite of the heat, it did look like the typical independence day. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: festivities began with old fashioned fourth of july parade. plenty of color and excitement for everyone. plenty of heat, too. nearby, a cooling center, one of several located around the site. staffed with doctors and boy scout volunteers and stocked with plenty of water, big fans and even an outdoor sprinkler to cool people off. the high temperatures mean a higher risk of medical problems. >> the biggest problem we have are heat injuries. they come seek. we try to sort out out and help them one way or another. >> reporter: as always, tight security on the mall. filing through security check points. police were issuing
FOX News
Jul 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to the chief political correspondent carl cameron on how the candidates are using a struggling economy in an effort to cast the other as unfit for the white house. >> the defining issue of the campaign. vacationing in new hampshire, mitt romney tried to wrap it around the president's neck like a boat anchor. >> their prediction was unemployment would be at 5.6% now. instead it's 8.2%. millions and millions of families are struggling and suffering. because the president's policies have not worked for them. >> while the president asks for a second term for the policies to work and republicans call him out of touch for saying today's weak job report is a step in the right direction. romney is making both promises for his first term. >> you are going to see the growth of the economy pick up. 4% or better. you're going to get america within four years to about 6% unemployment rate. after that, i see it getting better and better. >> pro-obama superpac bounced on romney with a 6-year-old video of the then massachusetts governor defending sluggish job growth in the bay state with rheto
FOX News
Jul 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
it would be irresponsible-us to put more stress on resources when we didn't have to. >> adding insult to injury to folks in colorado springs the national weather service issued a flash flood watch for the areas burned by the waldo canyon fire and areas downstream. that means rainfall could become life threatening with runoff and debris. >> in denver today you can't see the mountains. the state health department issued a wildfire smoke health advisory for the front range from smoke from a fire burning in wyoming. john? >> john: a tough season out there. alicia acuna in denver. thanks. president obama marked the fourth of july with the citizenship ceremony for active duty service members. immigrants who enlist have a swifter path to citizenship, even if they enter the country illegally. while few people would argue risking your life for your perspective country shouldn't recognized there are echoes of the dream act. here is senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler. >> reporter: in a white house ceremony, the secretary of homeland security administered the oath of c
FOX News
Jul 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
smoke canisters in the crowd before opening fire. >> someone is spraying gas. >> get us some gas masks for theater nine. we have can't get in it. >> reporter: at first, people in the theater thought it was part of the movie experience. >> there were explosions behind me. i thought it was just normal practical joke. you know? >> reporter: witnesses say holmes began firing, calmly stopping to reload. >> he shot the ceiling and then everybody knew it was real. it wasn't a joke. >> a little bit after we showed up to the lobby we heard a loud explosion. shortly after that, we heard gunshots open up. it sounded like a fully automattic weapon. >> pointed at my face with the gun. probably three feet away from me. >> [ inaudible ] up and down and the door. with a gun crossed on his chest. that is when i knew something was going on. >> they were trying to get people through the lobby. so we ran down the stairs, out the theater. i walked out, i saw a girl with a bullet in her leg. >> reporter: the chaos ended minutes after it started. >> within roughly one minute to a minute-and-a-half, police of
FOX News
Jul 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
president obama as weak in the eyes of the world. >> ahead of an overseas trip, governor romney used a speech to make the case he would be a stronger commander in chief for national security. >> other major powers are rapidly adding to military capabilities, some with intentions very difference than our own. the regime in tehran is close to a nuclear weapon. >> the list the places where he says mr. obama made mistakes, iran, israel, poland, the czech republic, russia and china and venezuela. >> whoever provided classified information to the media seeking political advantage for the administration must be exposed, dismissed and punished. the time for stone wall something over. >> romney bashed mr. obama for lack of leadership on the half trillion in defense cuts as part of last year's debt deal. >> strategy is not driving defense cuts. >> he explained his opposition to withdrawalling surge troops during the fighting season before the election. >> the route to more war and attacks at home is a politically timed retreat. >> the obama campaign accused romney of resort to go cheap attacks t
FOX News
Jul 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
two weeks ago. you didn't build that. tonight ed henry tells us mitt romney is still hammering for it and the president is still trying to get past it. at one of his nine fundraisers this week, president obama again found himself on defense over his you didn't build that comment. clarifying to democratic donors i want to promote success, and releasing a new ad charging republicans took him out of context. >> hard-working people sacrifice today meet payroll, create jobs and make our economy run. i said we need to stand behind them as america always has by investing in education and training, roads and bridges. >> top advisors to mitt romney keep pounding away. >> he condemned success. he wanted business people and his constituencies to think all business success should be shared with everyone, that there's nothing individual about it. that's denying the american dream. >> to keep the heat on republicans are helping small business people hold we did build this news conference ins swing states. the a sports themed instant replay on what he calls the fumble of the week. >> you didn't buil
FOX News
Jul 12, 2012 3:00pm PDT
i'm so happy for you. i'm the best girlfriend. republican. >> bob: that is a good story. didn't use the free contraception. >> kimberly: she is married. >> greg: that's it for "the five." thank you for watching. see you tomorrow. >> bret: the romney campaign says the president is lying. obama campaign staffer suggests romney could be a felon. 117 days from the election, the gloves are off. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: the presidential race taking a turn toward the nasty with a long way yet to go. president obama and his people trying to blame romney for outsourcing jobs through bain capital and there are serious differences about the timeline. chief political correspondent carl cameron with a romney ad that sparked an obama campaign charge, raising eyebrows. >> reporter: romney's newest ad calls the president a liar for what independent fact-checkers call false and misleading charges that romney was outsourceer at bain capital. >> misleading, unfair and untrue. when a president doesn't tell the truth, don't trut trust himo leave. >> obama jumped on the boston globe sto
FOX News
Jul 11, 2012 3:00pm PDT
how you will pay us back. >> the city of stockton in northern california is the largest municipality ever to file for bankruptcy, which it did on june 28. tuesday, san bernadino 60 miles east of los angeles, $46 million in the red became the second biggest city. s faced tough times before as new yorkers with memories of the '70s can attest. much changed since thenstates like california severely constrain what cities can do to try to balance their books. >> because of voter initiatives, and limits on taxes, it's really hard for cities to figure out how they are going to get new revenues if you have something happen like what happened where the house price fell, developer fees dried up. they are struck with pretty strong union contract they need to somehow renegotiate. >> what impact the city's plight could have on the presidential politics, if any appeared subjective. >> it sounds like fiscal imprudence we are seeing from the president. the general issue, the problems with the budget crisis, the first democrats more than republicans. >> not all cities are allowed to decla
FOX News
Jul 9, 2012 3:00pm PDT
>> kimberly: it will be a great week on "the five." stay with us to see all the clips. they're good. thank you for watching. see you back here tomorrow. have a great night, everyone. ♪ ♪ >> bret: welcome to a special edition of "special report." i'm bret baier. coming to you live from prince william county, virginia. important swing county in an important swing state. the commonwealth of virginia expected to be a major battleground for the 2012 presidential race. the election could come down to a few swing states. inside each state there are swing counties. we have identified 37 of the swing counties and 12 battleground states on the voting pattern, key issues and demographics. they're marked with yellow push pin on the map. "special report" will hit six of the swing counties across the country. the red pins will tell you where we take it live. expert analysis from the reporters who cover the area. we have talk to voters. indiana, housing is a major issue. and other places where falling income has people on edge there. my colleague bill hemmer is doing the same. talking to six o
FOX News
Jul 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> through hard work and luck we built the business. why is he demonizing us for it. >> to say something like that is not just foolishness, it's insulting to every entrepreneur and innovator in america. >> neither candidate wants to campaign in defensive crouch. they want to be on offense. the polls nationally, virtually tied across the country. state battleground, romney seems to be gaining ground. both candidates will have to spend the next 16 weeks or so on both offense and defense. >> bret: more on the context with the panel. carl cameron in boston tonight. thank you. the dow gained 35 today. the s&p 500 was up 4. the nasdaq finished ahead 23. mortgage rates have fallen to another record low tonight. a 30-year fixed loan is averaging 3.53% right now. millions of older americans are at risk of losing their homes. the aarp says more than 1.5 million older americans have already gone through foreclosure. 625,000 are at least three months behind on payments. 3.5 million are under water. meaning they owe more than their home is worth. >> those unemployment figures we had a moment ago have
FOX News
Jul 2, 2012 3:00pm PDT
it. >> dana: weigh in and let us know who you think it can be done. we think it's bob. that's it for "the five." thank you for watching. see you tomorrow. >> john: is it a tax or a penalty? both sides can't seem to keep it straight. this is "special report." >> john: good evening. i'm john roberts in for bret baier. romney's campaign veered offmessage. every other republican leader seized on the supreme court healthcare ruling. pounding the president's individual mandate as a massive tax increase on americans. but an advisor to mitt romney said the governor doesn't see it that way. in fact, he suggested romney sees it just as the president does. which left the romney campaign scrambling for clarification. ed henry reports. >> reporter: barely 24 hours after the top republican claimed the healthcare plan is a massive tax, adopted by the romney undercut the argument and let the president off the hook saying on msnbc the mandate in romney's own plan was not a tax. >> the governor believes that what we put in place in massachusetts was a penalty. he disagrees with the court's ruling that
FOX News
Jul 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
strived for by president starting with teddy roosevelt. it required him to use up almost all of his political capital. >> mr. obama himself sent a video to the conference and criticized not attending in person but not by the naacp leadership. reverend owens was critical of both. >> the president is making a mistake taking the black vote for granted. naacp made a serious mistake pandering to the president. >> the white house shrugged off the president's nonattendance as a scheduling issue. he had no public events though aides made clear the public schedule is not a measure of the workload. >> provide the video as matter of routine. >> his support among particular group of whites men without a college education, is the lowest of any democrat in 30 years. just 28% in a "washington post"/abc news poll compared to 55% who support romney. polls suggest that it's among independents so block voter turn-out could be key in battleground states like north carolina and virginia. on this day biden makes sure they won't stay home for lack of enthusiasm. >> it's time for the naacp shouldto do what
FOX News
Jul 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
move may backfire. >> that will be a terrific opportunity for those of us who served with president clinton to point out that barack obama is no bill clinton. >> white house officials and former clinton aides beg to differ and say perhaps nobody in the democratic party is better at framing the arguments. >> i think it's a shrewd move by the obama campaign to tee up their convention. they will come out of the republican convention and president clinton will draw clear contrast. >> regardless of who is making that case, the biglicious be a sluggish economy. which top obama aides now admit the president owns. >> he understands where the buck stops. we also understand what we inherited. and what we can't go back to, which are the tried and tested ideas of four years ago which got us into this. >> clinton could help with the white working class voters in battleground like ohio, that obama visits wednesday. that may explain why romney camp is targeting the buckeye ste e with a web video to continue to exploit the "you didn't build that" flap. >> you have to be kidding me. he was trying to
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Jul 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
jasper. >> eric: that is it for us for "the five." thank you for watching. ♪ ♪ captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: welcome to a special edition of "special report." i'm bret baier. we're live on the vegas strip in clark county, nevada, one of the swing counties that will likely determine the winner on election day. 99 days from today. there are 12 battleground states. we identified more than 30 key swing counties inside the states based on the voting patterns, key issues and demographics. those counties are marked in yellow on those map. we'll travel to a dozen of them in the next 99 days. here in nevada, if you are watching tv, almost every commercial break has at least one ad from a presidential campaign or a super-pac. sometimes several. nationally in the presidential race, the real clear politics average of recent polls has president obama up 1.8. in nevada according to the average of polls president leads by 5.3. politically, the silver state breaks down to two major counties. here in clark county, where two-third of the state estrenol cente'sregistered vote.
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Jul 13, 2012 3:00pm PDT
on the record with us. responding to accusations, character questions, and calls for him to release more of his tax returns. the last two days could be described as a chicago style presidential race. and live from chicago, this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening i'm bret baier. coming to you from president obama's adopted hometown of chicago. headquarters for his re-election effort, which engaged in part war of words tonight. we begin with the growing ranker and rhetoric, charges and countercharges over what romney did. or did not do. when he was or was not running the investment firm bain capital. chief political correspondent carl cameron talked to the governor a short time ago. >> reporter: mitt romney says the president is falsely accusing him of outsourcing jobs at ban cappal to stifle debate over jobs and the economy. >> a lot of people look at this and say this is politics worse than usual and they expect more from the president. he is the one that talked about a post partisan presidency and change the way washington worked and people assumed would make it bet
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